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Battle Name : Wiasma

Date(s) : 03 November 1812

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Russian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for Russian Forces over French & Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land


At this point in Napoleon's retreat the rearguard was provided by I Corps under Davout. The Russians attempted to divide this rearguard from the remainder of the army. Eugène realised what was happening and sent forces back to help. It is worthy of note that because of the depleted state of regiments and squadrons troops from seven other corps were required to fight a way through to Wiasma.


A town on the river Dniepr about 94 miles northeast of Smolensk. (Russia)

Casualty figures

French & Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
7,000 (28.00%)

Russian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,800 (7.35%)